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A knobbed bone, as of a knuckle or joint.
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(Anatomy) any bone forming part of a knuckle or knuckle joint
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(ˈnʌk əlˌboʊn)

1. (in humans) any of the bones forming a knuckle of a finger.
2. (in quadrupeds) any bone having a knobbed end.
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[ˈnʌklˌbəʊn] Nnudillo m
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Then one, greatly daring, did try to touch him...but a skeleton hand shot out of a crimson sleeve and violently seized the rash one's wrist; and he, feeling the clutch of the knucklebones, the furious grasp of Death, uttered a cry of pain and terror.
Clean to the Bone), both 2016, composed via intersections of a bottle of Tide laundry detergent and a human knucklebone. The third of Moulene's procedures, cutting, is self-explanatory, most commonly realized as an incision or slice, as in the Hans Bellmer-esque Jeanne and Bouboulina, both 2016.
The structures are known individually as dolos, derived from South African and Latin terms meaning knucklebone; through weight and interlocking geometry, dolosse quell shoreline or breakwater erosion from waves and undercurrent.
He might like a knucklebone to chew on, although licking and chewing are different behaviors.
Discovered in 2010 among the ruins of a Bulgarian church, the remains include six human bones: a knucklebone from the right hand, a tooth, part of a cranium, a rib, and an ulna, or forearm bone.
A big knucklebone or rawhide chew will not only keep your dog occupied but help their teeth, too.
Any linguistic exchange, she suggests, involves a "symbolic intercourse": "writer and reader bring together two halves of one meaning, so lover and beloved are matched together like two sides of one knucklebone" (108).
When Earle first sees Baby Ruth Anne, he announces that she is "no bigger than a knucklebone" (2), an odd and disturbing comparison when taken in the context of Earle's propensity for bare-knuckled brawling.
Fury flamed in Redman, heat charging from his body like a fever passed to his men; they redoubled their efforts, flailing the New Guards with wood and knucklebone. Timothy Jackson, mild, but with three young daughters, was a man possessed.
Mason has his arm in a sling as he recovers from his shoulder operation and Ben Smith is out with a broken knucklebone. Australians Phil Jaques and Doug Bollinger returned home a month ago, captain Vikram Solanki is in England's World Twenty20 squad in South Africa, and Roger Sillence is no longer needed, having been told his contract will not be renewed for next season.
Our job is to put up with 343 pages of talk--about Rwanda, Halliburton, AIDS, Oliver Cromwell, the World Bank, oil and mineral companies and syndicates, PlayStation 2, and the knucklebone of a monkey--without ever setting foot in Africa.